Motorcyclist Dies After SUV Fails To Yield On Phil Graham Boulevard
A recent report released by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) cites Houston as having one of the highest numbers of motorcycle crashes in our state. According to the report, officials estimate that 412 people died in crashes involving motorcycles in 2019. Most of these crashes were attributed to drivers who were inattentive or who failed to yield to motorcyclists when changing lanes or making a turn.
Such a crash earlier this week has claimed yet another motorcyclist’s life in Bryan. The Eagle reported on its website that the accident happened on North Harvey Mitchell Parkway near the intersection of that street and Phil Graham Boulevard in the city of Bryan.
According to a statement issued by the Bryan Police Department, a southbound Nissan Pathfinder was attempting to make a left turn from North Harvey Mitchell Parkway onto Phil Graham Boulevard. The driver of the SUV failed to yield the right of way to an oncoming motorcyclist, causing the motorcycle to T-bone the larger vehicle.
Emergency crews arrived on the scene and pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the scene. Authorities have identified him as 59-year-old Robert Haveron of Bryan.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash, and no other injuries were reported. The incident is currently under investigation.
Police have issued a citation to the driver of the SUV for failure to yield the right of way in a left hand turn. Officials have not released the identity of the driver, nor have they stated whether other charges might be pending in the case.